Github issue comments have long had the ability to auto-upload images just by either drag-and-drop or paste from clipboard, but it has not been possible in regular README markdown files. Until now, that is! 🥳
No longer do you need to resort to hacks, such as dragging an image to some comment, getting its URL and pasting that in your README. Just drag or paste your image in, and voilà!
SVG Blobs have been a trend in web design, and if you need to make some, you can use « Blobs » from @lokesh_coder or « Blobmaker » from @zcreativelabs. But like other trends, it might eventually feel trite like beveled- or glass-style buttons. 📟
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So I migrated some production PHP apps to « @FortRabbit » and could not be happier. Great admin dashboard UI UX, dynamic help docs, support, performance. Satisfied all around. 😋
Regarding what I called the dynamic help docs, I am not sure how to describe it, but the commands you see in the help docs have the exact commands you need to run, not generic ones. It is really useful.
For example, FortRabbit have their own git service, from which deploys are made. So normally you need to add a remote to your local repo, if you have been pushing to Github to deploy. Say your app name is cool-app-jp on FortRabbit. Instead of seeing:
Surely you have seen these here and there‽ Thanks go to Katerina Limpitsouni (@NinaLimpi) and Aggelos Gesoulis (@anges244) for creating a truly generous service « @unDraw_co », which lets you customize and download beautiful, free-to-use SVG vector illustrations, matching to your search term and selected color. Wow! 😻
There’s even a plugin for Adobe XD.
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Folks, if you want to explore the so-called Jamstack, « @Stackbit » really has it going on. It supplies a wysiwyg editor layer on top of any static site generator, major headless CMSs or git, and deploys to Netlify. 🤩
Best thing about this: it is tooling, and just works with your own accounts and repos. The paid version gets you definitely-worth-it granular publishing, scheduled publishing, roles and permissions, and more collaborators in the studio editor.
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Goodness, « @FortRabbit » is such a good PHP hosting service (er, rather, PHP as a service). I am stunned. The admin section is beautiful and functional, and so much work obviously went into building it. Really nice job. 😍
« Phantom Analyzer », from the Fathom Analytics guys (@jackellis @pjrvs @usefathom) is a website to help you find out if websites are doing any spooky tracking on ya! 👻😱🎃 Check it out and just enter a URL.
By the way, if you want a good, anonymous way to track basic analytics, but not invade visitor privacy on your website, look into Fathom for sure!
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Looking at modern web hosts like Netlify or Vercel, a smaller provider Aerobatic @aerobaticapp (https://aerobatic.com) is looking more and more attractive. 👍 Authentication and identity is expensive, generally, but if you combine the per-site price of Aerobatic with a lower tier of say, Auth0, you have a really easy and good combination for making a static site private.
That being said, as of Jan 2021 it appears Aerobatic has not tweeted or updated their site since 2018; everything ok?!
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If you are not using « Apex up » by @tjholowaychuk (https://apex.sh) to deploy sites or apps to Amazon AWS, you are missing out. It takes away so much of the pain of using the AWS infra, the pro version is worth every penny. 😍🔥
It deploys to lambda, which believe it or not, works a treat for a simple static site. I’m really amazed.
Now I just need to figure out Auth0 integration …
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Linear app is opinionated, and wants you to buy in to their philosophy, which appears to be not quite finished (“cycles” not sprints, etc).
Height app is flexible and lets you adjust your workflow how you want.
Kind of like SAP vs Oracle in the ERP world, no?
In any case, either one would be worlds better than Jira, which, in addition to its sister app Confluence, to this day has that good ol' java sluggishness. I mean, those apps are painfully slow, and exist simply because “that’s the way we’ve always done it”. Ugh.
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Devs, if you upgraded to MacOS Big Sur and use brew, you might need to manually uninstall and re-install «CLT» Command Line Tools. It does appear in Software Update, but just updating Xcode there does not do it. 😅
Here are the simple steps you can take in your term:
Once you run the second install line, it will popup a dialog box to agree to and off you go. Go have a coffee, as it is a large download.
N.b.: if you stumbled on this and don’t know what to do, you can run the above in Terminal.app. You can copy paste in the first line, press enter, then because the command uses sudo you’ll need to enter your MacOS login password. The password you enter will still be effective for the second line, which pops up a disclaimer to agree to. When you agree, it will do the needful and reinstall.
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